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2071  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 11, 2010, 05:08:55 PM
Fired up uncharted 2 to do a bit more progress on my crushing playthrough and though its been almost a year the game's visuals still amaze me, the game looks unreal every step of the way.
Also doing NG+ on demon's souls and dare I say it, it's even harder than the first time.

Grimreality, I agree with the environment variety issue but I don't see how the game is any more repetitive than any other action game out there. Hell, compared to something like uncharted or gears of war there are actually a lot more options in the way you can approach any given situation because of the variety of powers at your disposal and freedom of movement.
I was just about to say that I am waiting for a price drop for Uncharted 2 but now I see Amazon has it for 36.99. SO tempting. Metroids coming in a few weeks, though.
as for InFamous...
I was trying not to be too negative, as I was enjoying the game for awhile, but I have other problems, too. The reapers are horribly boring enemies. Very little variety, and the design is lame. Plus, they all have ridiculously good aim, even from 3 buildings over. Damn annoying.
I played through the entire first area. The side quests got very repetitive. Most we're just me killing growling guys in red capes.
There is very little music in the game. This bothers me, as I am a big fan of great game music.
You compared it to Gears of War and Uncharted, both of which I loved. Those games had structure, narrative, great music, etc. WAY better than InFamous.
Perhaps the sandboxy type games just aren't my thing.



Man, the game is dirt cheap here in europe, you guys need to get this game, I mean, really.

As for infamous, the sniping is a common complaint. The city is divided into 3 parts and enemies are very different in each. I guess you didn't get that far. As for the story, it gets more interesting towards the end, you should give it a chance. I'm not saying it's as good as uncharted or gears. I didnt have the patience to do a lot of missions, you shouldn't bother either. I recently played nier and had the same problem, doing all the missions can break the pace of a game and make you loose interest, just follow the narrative, it's a good advice for both games. Just do a few to see what they are about or else you'll find yourself doing the same thing over and over.
Not to continue the thread hijack, but...
I did every single side mission in the first area. I can't see all those dots on the screen and NOT do them. I'd feel guilty. Perhaps that's why I'm burnt out already.
I like Cole a lot, as cliche as his character is, and I am curious as to where the story will go. We'll see...
2072  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 11, 2010, 02:20:59 PM
Fired up uncharted 2 to do a bit more progress on my crushing playthrough and though its been almost a year the game's visuals still amaze me, the game looks unreal every step of the way.
Also doing NG+ on demon's souls and dare I say it, it's even harder than the first time.

Grimreality, I agree with the environment variety issue but I don't see how the game is any more repetitive than any other action game out there. Hell, compared to something like uncharted or gears of war there are actually a lot more options in the way you can approach any given situation because of the variety of powers at your disposal and freedom of movement.
I was just about to say that I am waiting for a price drop for Uncharted 2 but now I see Amazon has it for 36.99. SO tempting. Metroids coming in a few weeks, though.
as for InFamous...
I was trying not to be too negative, as I was enjoying the game for awhile, but I have other problems, too. The reapers are horribly boring enemies. Very little variety, and the design is lame. Plus, they all have ridiculously good aim, even from 3 buildings over. Damn annoying.
I played through the entire first area. The side quests got very repetitive. Most we're just me killing growling guys in red capes.
There is very little music in the game. This bothers me, as I am a big fan of great game music.
You compared it to Gears of War and Uncharted, both of which I loved. Those games had structure, narrative, great music, etc. WAY better than InFamous.
Perhaps the sandboxy type games just aren't my thing.

2073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 11, 2010, 09:27:52 AM
Deathspank - I'm having fun with it so far, but a few things bother me. The music is boring and repetitive. I understand that it's a humorous game, and they wanted music to match, but it pretty much sucks. Plus, I still don't like DS's voice. It's just too over the top.

BTW, I stopped playing InFamous because it felt like I was just doing the same thing over and over again. Plus, the graphics never seemed to change much. It needed more variety with the environments.
2074  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facts About You! on: August 08, 2010, 10:51:48 PM
Another vote for the skull. Do it, Nuri!
Then again, I have a shelf full of weird stuff in my office at work:
A lego raptor
a wind up robot pencil sharpener
a dried up hedge apple
a little rubber snake
a gargoyle egg
a little rubber lizard that sits on the gargoyle egg
a resin coffin with a grim reaper on the top. It opens up!

I also take my lunch to work in a Transformers lunch bag.
Obviously, I am WAY cooler than anyone else who works there.

I own a Barbarian sword and shield that are hanging on my living room wall. My wife bought them for me for Christmas awhile back. Yes, she's THAT cool.

I have a collection of 12 Lenox castle replicas based on real castles from throughout the world. They are cool, but there's no way I would buy them nowadays. Guess I had money to blow back then.






2075  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Fantasy Sucks on: August 08, 2010, 10:33:54 PM
I'm telling myself that I will finish the third book and then call it quits on the series. I'm pretty sure there's 2 or 3 more of these out there, but it just refuses to get better.
I keep reading with the hope that they will suddenly turn into what they could have been in my head.
Yes, Neal, I DO feel like a quitter. Especially when so many other people seem to be enjoying them.
I know these have been optioned for movies. Hopefully the producers will be given a bit of leeway with the license, because I can see some really kick ass movies coming out of this dreck. We'll see.
2076  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Fantasy Sucks on: August 07, 2010, 01:15:36 PM
speaking of dragons...
and fantasy sucking...
I am on the third Temeraire book and I have no idea why. They are not good at all. A great premise ruined by crappy writing, pacing, and all sorts of ridiculousness.
Plus, the dragons have been too humanized. Temeraire gets a cold. WTF?!
I recommend staying away from these. 
2077  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 06, 2010, 09:07:55 AM
downloaded Deathspank for the 360 last night. Played for about an hour. I am bothered by the lack of a jump button. I like to jump, dammit!
I like the graphic style.
The voice acting is good, but DS's voice is really kind of annoying. I know it's a play on hero characters, but I still don't like it.
You have four weapons to choose from but there doesn't seem to be a reason to use any more than 2. One for melee, and one for ranged.
It's fun enough, if a bit simple. Just whack the hell out of everything. This may get tiresome. We'll see.
2078  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facts About You! on: August 05, 2010, 07:50:39 PM
We recently implemented "Meatless Mondays" in our house in an effort to wean ourselves off of eating meat with every meal. I like it because I am forced to be creative and try new things. I could cheat and make grilled cheese or pasta, but my wife bought some vegetarian cookbooks. I've now ingested such things as Zucchini lasagna and Kuku.
I plan on trying some of those Indian dishes Neal talked about in another thread. They sounded delicious.
2079  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: August 05, 2010, 09:56:23 AM
I think I've decided to get this game. Are there any differences between the 360 and PS3 versions? I'd probably get the PS3 one simply because I have more room on the hard drive.
2080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Food! on: August 04, 2010, 08:57:42 AM
Oh, come on guys! Easy Cheese kicks ass! Sure, I've probably had it only once or twice in the past 10 years, but it's just so open to possibilities! Kinda like a spray can of cool whip. Of course you inject that stuff right into your mouth. Duh!
Easy Cheese works best with crackers. I liked putting it on Doritos. Flavor explosion!
I am a big cheese guy. I like going to Trader Joes(anyone else have these stores?) and exploring the cheese section. A good extra sharp cheddar can make my week.

2081  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Facts About You! on: August 03, 2010, 05:00:35 PM
I'm also married(11 years)
I have a 9 year old son. He freakin' loves Mario and just recently saved up his allowance to buy Super Mario Galaxy 2.
I am a gardening nut(degree in Horticulture). English cottage gardening being my favorite style.
I take my camera with me everywhere I go. I take far too many pictures.
One of my favorite breakfasts involves 2 waffles with peanut butter spread on them, cut up bananas, and honey. Yum!
I am 100% introverted and rarely spend time with anyone outside of work or home. I like it this way.
I spend inordinate amounts of time judging others.
I am very much an atheist and proud of it, but it rarely comes up in my day to day life.
I have a dog named Vlad and a cat named Merlin.
I cannot listen to mainstream radio or my ears bleed.
I cannot stand onions, mustard, and salsa. I don't get how anyone could possibly like these things.
I love movies, but rarely agree with the general public(i.e. Taken, The Blind Side, and The Hangover sucked)
I hardly ever play rpgs anymore. Unless it's an action/rpg like ME.
If there's an easy setting I take it. Life is hard enough. I prefer my games to be fun.
2082  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 02, 2010, 11:20:44 AM
The Hangover was totally overrated and rarely funny. Plus, Zach Galifianakis is incredibly obnoxious.
anyway...

Over the weekend:

Alice in Wonderland - All show and no go. It looked pretty good, but everything else was awful. I don't get why this did so well.

Despicable Me - Mildly entertaining movie. The minions are fun, but the rest is totally predictable and not as fun as it could have been. bummer.
2083  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: August 02, 2010, 11:16:28 AM
Finished Limbo. Great game. Everyone should play this.
I suppose I'll carry on with InFamous for now. I love being blasted by super sharp shooting reapers from 4 buildings over.
I think I'm going to download Deathspank. That looks like fun.
 
2084  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: LIMBO [XBLA] on: August 02, 2010, 11:06:17 AM
I finished it last night. Great game! Sadly, I had to ck gamefaqs for a couple of the tougher puzzles. Dying 1000 times will do that to you.

I'm sorry about that - it's from my own interpretation anyways.  It's pretty vague - stick around til after the credits though; so you're not scratching your head by the end.
Code:
After the credits? I watched the whole thing and didn't see much after the credits. It just goes back to the main screen. I imagine there could be several interpretations of the ending, or even the game itself. Is he dead? dreaming? inbetween? The girl in the end is presumably his sister. Is SHE alive? Dead?
or does the game just call for a bif ol
 WTF?
2085  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: My tastes in RPG's have really changed. on: August 02, 2010, 10:49:20 AM
I am actually in the same boat as Mr. Britton. For the longest time all I played was jrpgs(with the occassional metroid/castlevania/Zelda thrown in) and thought they were the best games EVAR! I didn't even give other games a chance, especially wrpgs. I got an xbox and tried out Kotor. After an hour or two I gave up on it. Way too complicated for me. Then I tried Fable. It wasn't the best, but it was still kinda fun. What REALLY turned me around was getting a 360. For a while all I played was western developed games. Dead Space, Gears of War, Mass Effect. I bought Lost Odyssey, but gave up pretty quick. The only good part was the memories, or whatever they were called. Then I tried Vesperia. Another lame jrpg cast and story.
Since then I've played through Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2. Bioware makes it very difficult to go back to silly jrpg stories.
I still need to play FFXIII, but just can't get myself to do it. Actually, the time commitment is the biggest roadblock. If it was a 30 hr game, I may have already played it. 70 hr games I just don't have time for anymore.
There are absolutely ZERO jrpgs on my radar right now. I am most excited for the new Metroid coming at the end of this month.
I'm also digging the shorter arcade games like Limbo. Only 4 hrs, but a great game that I can actually finish. I'm going to dl Deathspank, too, as that looks like fun.

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